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Zeus

The whole world is gearing up to see the Olympics back in its hometown of Athens this year, but did you know the event was originally part of a huge religious festival honoring Zeus? Check out the 411 on this amazing, ancient deity.

Holy Zeus! Who is that Guy?

Zeus was the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea, who were both god-like giants. Cronus and Rhea were also brother and sister. Nasty! Despite his Jerry Springer beginnings, Zeus went on to be the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus, which made him the spiritual leader of both gods and people. Zeus also controlled thunder, lightning and rain.

Zeus Takes on His Father

When Zeus was first born, his dad got a little freaked when he realized that it was his fate to be overthrown from the Throne of Eternity by one of his children, so he ate them all - except for Zeus. Zeus' mom managed to save him, by wrapping a stone in a blanket and feeding that to him instead. Later, Zeus managed to trick his dad into puking up his sibs, and they all joined forces and overthrew their dad together. Afterwards, they divided the universe among themselves. Now that's teamwork!

Zeus - The Ladies' Man

When he was done conquering the universe, Zeus fathered a lot of babies - in a lot of seriously messed up ways. His first child, Athena, popped out of his head fully grown! He also found changing into animals very helpful in seducing the ladies. Once he changed into a swan and another time he changed into a bull. Zeus was not above abducting women, if they didn't willingly give in to his charms. Zeus also joined in on his father's tradition of "keeping it all in the family." He married and had children with his sister Hera. Super gross.

Zeus - Did U Know?

  • In Roman mythology, Zeus is called Jupiter.
  • Zeus' official bird is the Eagle.
  • Zeus and Hera's honeymoon is said to have lasted 300 years. That's some vacation!
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What Weather Would You Control?

  • Lighting, like Zeus.
  • I'd use wind power to blow bad guys away.
  • I'd want to control the sun - It would always be summer!
  • Rain, so I could shower on the way to school.

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We women are strong but we are not interested in showing it. Instead, we waste our time on outfits and makeup. We shouldn't do this because the world is a dangerous place and we may make the wrong people look at us. We will be happy at first, but soon we will realize our mistake and grow more unfriendly. We should fight, fight till the end. There are a few things that we need to change and I think we should totally change them. We should show how brave we are. We should prove to the world that we can handle everything. We can fight. And if you don't want to, forget it because you're just a coward. Leav it to the people who want to make things better for you. I will  fight. I WILL NOT GIVE UP. I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN. I may not be good at everything, but that doesn't mean that I can't fight.
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Pink_Cool_Girl
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catsHalloween123
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Prodigy_124
This is what think about it,  yes the filter is very unfair, I got frozen ones for saying gay and gay means happy, if someone says a word a lot in chat the filter will block it and everyone else that says that word will get a warning and that's not fair. Yes some people use words that aren't accepted but words like ####### isn't allowed I get warned for that like we all know that that is and it's not a bad thing, I think this, All day it should be a kid site but ones 9 rolls around it should be a site for all the teens, all of the teens stay up during the 10 11 12 hours, yeah the teens has social media but this is a place to meet new people and have friendships, you can't do that with ####### or #########. I like this site, it's a place for everyone and everyone has friends and is accepted here but if this is a kid site then people 12+ should have their accounts locked since it is a kid site. 
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AlphaT
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Duh. Nine year olds can be on this site, but Dear Dish It has frequently covered stories on some very graphic content. This site has always tried to service different age groups, but it's just impossible to do so.  What they really need to do is have a regular site for people who have aged out. Maybe a "Kidzworld Alumni" section. 
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